Samba Band Hire

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  • The London Samba Band are available to hire for events across London and the UK.


    Available for corporate events, weddings, PR events and launch parties, these fine musicians are London’s leading specialists in Samba and Latin American music. They have been voted the UK’s finest Samba Band. Not only is this band able to recreate authentic music from South America they are also able to provide dancers and elaborate costumes on request to complement their act. Transforming your party into an authentic all singing, all dancing Latin American Party!

    Please contact us with details of your requirements so we can recommend the best option for you and your guests.


    Born in Brazil, Samba is a music style of undoubtedly infectious rhythm and complex layers. Starting out life, Samba was urban music and in the late 19th and early 20th centuries could be heard in the favelas, or slums, of Rio de Janeiro. Its roots, however, trace back hundreds of years to customs and traditions brought to Brazil by African immigrants. Gilberto Gil, Antônio Carlos Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes were among Samba’s most influential musicians.


    All of our acts are available to hire across the UK and Europe. For events outside of London travel is charged at cost plus an overnight stay if required. Check out our Youtube and Instagram Channel for more videos and live performances.

    To hire our Samba Band for your wedding or event please contact us via email or our online booking form.

    For more great acts please see our World Music tab.

  • Samba Band

    8 – 30 piece Samba Drumming Band

    Additional musicians are available on request only. This can include horn section, singers and guitarist.

  • An explosive Latin American extravaganza tailored to your request. The band provide a high impact performance to get your party pumping! Complete with dancers, singers and percussionists. Playing Samba, Salsa, Soca and popular Funk, Soul, and Reggae classics. The band sing in Spanish, Portuguese and English for stage performing on stage or strolling as a carnival act. Elaborate carnival style costumes can be provided for an exciting and eye-catching feature for large events.

  • You are amazing! Your style of music and your presentation enthralled and captivated our audiences at Bridgwater Carnival in 2012 – so much so that we could not wait to invite you to take part again in 2013. You didn’t disappoint on your return visit and we hope this will be the start of a long association with you.
    Chris Hocking – Director, Bridgwater Carnival

    I would just like to put into words a real big thank you to all at ROTC , I knew after getting a small group of you down for the launch of the Plymouth Respect Festival that we had to get the full group down , no mean feet 25 people from London to Plymouth with a 10am start on a Saturday , I am glad to say i was right you really rocked in a samba stylee our audience it was a pleasure to work with you all, the enthusiasm of all involved was great and your originality was refreshing, cheers to all.
    Dan Thompson – Director, Respect Festival

    I have worked with Barak and his merry band of musicians for three years now booking them at least twice a month at Guanabara (largest Brazilian venue in Europe selling the largest volume of Brazilian rum Cachaca out of any bar in the world outside of Brazil) and now more recently at Grace Bar London for our new Brazilian Carnival themed Saturday night. Rhythms Of The City never fail to deliver a spell binding show of everything from truly authentic Brazilian Samba to current chart music with a Samba twist. There truly is nothing they can’t do musically and they also come with the best dancers in London! This is a truly passionate and inspirational band of true musicians who you will want to book over and over.
    Tristan Moffat – Manager, Novus Leisure

    Perfect organisation of a band. Music quality very, very good. batucada style so good, song arrangement lovely. You taught us nice breaks. Song in Polish was a very nice suprise for polish audience, thank you.
    Michał Szczepankiewicz – Director, Gdansk Samba Festival

    Brazilian Fantasy has worked with the band on several high profile events including Lovebox Festival and entertainment for the Olympic Closing Ceremony. We have found them to be incredibly organised, helpful and professional, not to mention talented! I happily recommend them to anyone needing an energetic, entertaining band that plays a variety of music that can get the crowd on their feet.
    Dahlia – Director, Brazilian Fantasy Ltd

    Highly professional, well drilled and bring the party each and every time. We’ve worked together on some of the biggest stages (Brixton Academy, Glastonbury Other Stage, Reading Festival, Big Chill, Wireless) and they’ve always been brilliant, and Barak brings a huge wealth of knowledge and ideas with him. I look forward to us all working together again in the future.
    Jack Savidge – Friendly Fires

    An amazing collective of very passionate , talented musicians who I saw performing for the 1st time some years ago at the very popular festival the Big Chill. Later on I booked them to play at LSO St Luke’s to perform at Inside Out in the outdoor grounds of the fabulous LSO St Luke’s as a part of the diverse community orientated program promoted by the LSO during the summer. The eclectic approach of the band fitted perfectly with the informal ethos of Inside Out therefore booking them was a complete success.
    Roberta Cutolo – Freelance booking agent & music consultant

    I had the pleasure of working with the band at Rich Mix in November 2013. Their playing was superb and I enjoyed the novel experience of being accompanied by a magnificent rhythm section whilst performing my calypsos. I look forward to repeating the experience.
    Alexander D Great (twice UK Calypso Monarch and Calypsonian-in-Residence for the BBC from February 2000 – July 2012)

    The most versatile samba percussion squad. Guaranteed to consistently deliver first class high energy entertainment and rock the house!
    Frank Sweeney, Create London

    I have worked with them for over 15 years. Few acts command such respect, their ability to entertain all peoples, in all places and ease to work with are second to none. I have no reservation’s to suggest anyone should book this fantastic act.” – Chris Macmeikan – Director, Continental Drifts (music agency)

    They performed for City University London’s Lord Mayors Show float for the past two years. We have been very impressed not only with how their music lifted the crowd surrounding the float, but also with their professionalism before, during and after the event. Last year they even managed to deliver exceptional and exciting live music in extremely adverse weather conditions. We look forward to working with them to develop ideas for the future.
    Kayley Goff – Events Officer, City University

    An outstanding carnival band. Their feel good mix-up of world rhythms with soul, funk and pop has any audience dancing and singing. They have been a cornerstone in the Great British Carnival project. Their involvement has guaranteed the musical excellence of all the showcases we produced and put the great into Great British Carnival. We are planning to work with them extensively next year, and for many years to come.
    Teresa Askew – Artistic Director, Great British Carnival

  • Prices start from £1650 for an 8 piece Samba Band plus travel expenses at cost.



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